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Coney, JohnNight-eye, Fire (June 16, 1969)

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Description: From Gene Youngblood's Expanded Cinema: San Francisco art dealer James Newman [transformed] his Dilexi Gallery into the Dilexi Foundation in December, 1968, with the purpose of "allowing more freedom for the artist, reaching a general audience and making art an organic part of day-to-day life." Newman was among the few gallery owners to recognize television's potential as the most influential gallery in the history of art. He engaged in a joint project with KQED-TV to establish a regular series of programs in the form of an "open gallery," not to sell objects but to move information--the experiential information of aesthetic design and concept. Newman commissioned works by 12 artists including Kenneth Dewey, who died in a plane crash in 1972. In a tribute to his close friend, Nam June Paik mentions that Night-eye, Fire, Dewey's major video work, was chosen by WNET as "one of the best video-art works so far."

Source: 1 Tape of 1: 2 inch videotape: Quad

Collection: Pacific Film Archive Film and Video Collection

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Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP).

This movie is part of the collection: University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Producer: Coney, John
Audio/Visual: Sound, Black and White and Color
Language: English
Keywords: californialightandsound
Contact Information: Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, 2625 Durant Avenue #2250, Berkeley, CA 94720-2250, Telephone: (510) 642-1437, email:,

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Director: Dewey, Kenneth

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